Transport & Cortège
Transport for the funeral service
We can provide a range of funeral transport options. The usual choice of vehicle is the motorised hearse, which could be joined by a number of limousines or private cars to transport close family and friends of the deceased to and from the ceremony.
Other types of funeral transport, such as a traditional horse drawn hearse, are also available. Choosing something more unusual can help make a funeral a fitting tribute to your loved one. We can advise on availability, practicality and costs.
The cortège journey
The hearse and following vehicles are known as a ‘cortège.’ The cortège will usually take the deceased and close family and friends to and from the service, sometimes via the family home. You may also wish the cortege to travel a special route in order to pass a place of significance to the deceased, or you may simply wish the hearse to go straight to the service and meet you there.
As part of the transport arrangements, we provide our own highly experienced coffin bearers.
If you would like friends or relatives of the deceased to carry the coffin during the service we can give advice and guidance on how to perform this important duty. If, at the last minute, you, a family member or friend feel that the role of bearing is too stressful or emotionally difficult, our team will always be on hand to step in or offer support.
Cremation or burial
The funeral service
Funeral vehicles & Cortège
Flowers & donations
Coffins & Urns
Funeral plans and costs
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